Calling all poets living or working in the 44839 zip code! Submissions for our third annual poetry contest will be accepted from October 1 to December 31, 2019. Winners of this year’s contest will be announced in April 2020 during National Poetry Month. Poets can submit only once, with up to four poems of any style, and a maximum of four total pages.
First Place Prize: $75
Second Place Prize: $50
Third Place Prize: $25
Please review the full rules for submission listed below.
The second annual 44839 Huron Poetry Contest concluded in April, 2019. A team a judges independently scored each poem and arrived at consensus based on scoring. The winners were:
The poems submitted in the 2018 contest are collected in the book 44839: Poems from a Zip Code Vol. II published by Drinian Press. CLICK HERE to find a copy of 44839 Poems from a Zip Code Vol II.
Any poet who lives or works in the 44839 zip code may enter and be included in a published anthology. If your address is not in the 44839 zip code, add a note explaining your eligibility. Former Huron Poets Laureate and those employed by Drinian Press LLC are encouraged to submit entries, but they are not eligible for a cash prize.
Please read the following rules and regulations to submit a poem to the contest:
All submissions are copied without any identifying information so that the panel of judges sees only an anonymous poem. Each judge evaluates and scores entries independently. Scores are compiled and the group arrives at consensus. By the end of the process, judges know which poems are among the prize winners, but do not know the identities of the poets until announced at the Library event during National Poetry Month.